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Parivartan 2011 Textile Awards for Sustainability and Innovation

Feb '11
Parivartan Awards for Sustainability and Innovation 2011 recognize and showcase such companies that have used innovation for making their products, processes, facilities and operations sustainable.

The Parivartan Awards will be announced at Parivartan 2011, March 24 in New Delhi, India's only forum to focus exclusively on driving adoption for sustainability initiatives in businesses by promoting the business case with decision makers: both on the production side as well as on the consumption front. It is the forum of choice to promote sustainably driven market development and innovation.

Award nominations are invited from the companies with sustainability innovations in products, processes and operations in the following sectors:

• Textile and Apparel
• Processed Food and Beverage
• Automotive
• IT and IT Enabled Services

For all verticals except IT and ITES:

I. Sustainability Award for Product Innovation
A. Sustainable Material Usage
B. Sustainable Packaging and Logistics Innovation
C. Easy Recycling and Reuse

II. Sustainability Award for Process Innovation
A. Process Improvement leveraging Energy Efficiency
B. Process Improvement leading to Water Conservation
C. Process Improvement for Waste Management

Sustainability Award for Facilities Design

Sustainable Business Operations Award for IT and IT Enabled Services:
A. Facilities Energy Optimization and GHG Management
B. Business Travel and Communication

Category Descriptions
For companies in Textile and Apparel, Processed Food and Beverage, and Automotive, the following categories are applicable:

Sustainability Award for Product Innovation
This award is to recognize those companies who have made innovations in the product life cycle to make them more sustainable and could fall under the following sub-categories:
A. Sustainable Material Usage
This could include innovations in the kind of raw materials used, the way in which the raw materials were sourced, working with the supply chain, reduction in the amount of hazardous materials, chemical usage, etc.
B. Sustainable Product Award for Packaging and Logistics Innovation
This could include innovations in the way a product is packaged and transported.
C. Sustainable Product Award for Easy Recycling and Reuse
This could include innovations in the product to be recycled or reused partially, or completely.

Sustainability Award for Process Innovation

This award is to recognize those companies who have made innovations in any process of manufacturing that would make the process sustainable as compared to a business as usual scenario. The parameters of the innovations would include the following sub categories:

A. Process Improvement leveraging Energy Efficiency
This could include innovations in energy efficiency at a process level that can be meaningfully quantified and compared.

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